Training Department

Aaron Guzman

LE Instructor | Firearms & CQC Tactics

Aaron Guzman is a retired law enforcement professional who dedicated 18 years of his career to serving in Minnesota. Throughout his tenure, Aaron amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in various areas of law enforcement. He holds instructor ratings in Firearms, Combatives, Close Quarters Battle (CQB), Active Killer Response, Safariland Less Lethal/Chemical, Field Training Officer, and served as the range master for his agency.

For twelve years, Aaron served in a multi-jurisdictional S.W.A.T. team as the Assistant Commander, where he played a crucial role in coordinating operations and ensuring the team’s effectiveness. His specialized skills included breaching, high-threat close quarters combat (CQC), less lethal/chemical/distraction device operations, and he also took on responsibilities as a training coordinator and team leader.

In 2016, Aaron transitioned to become a contract instructor at 88 Tactical, a renowned training facility. He taught numerous courses focused on SWAT and patrol techniques, sharing his expertise with law enforcement professionals. In 2018, he took over the operations of 88 Tactical’s Mobile Training Team (M.T.T.), where he expanded the training capabilities and coordinated training initiatives with law enforcement and military agencies. Additionally, Aaron played a pivotal role in course development and provided administrative and logistical support to clients. He assembled a team of fifteen instructors located nationwide, each possessing specialized skills to teach various courses.

Recognizing his exceptional capabilities, in 2023 Aaron joined 88 Tactical full-time as the Director of Training. In this role, he oversees the growth of all training programs and contributes to the expansion of 88 Tactical’s training curriculum to new locations across the United States. Aaron’s comprehensive experience, coupled with his leadership and administrative skills, makes him an invaluable asset to the organization.

Aaron holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Leadership.